BELIZE ENTRY FOR FOREIGNERS
You need a valid passport, immigration will issue a FREE 30 days visa (but you need to ask for it as otherwise they typically issue a day only or so visa stamp). Check your personal visa expiry stamp date written on your visa and renew it one day prior. Renewing your Tourist visa costs BLZ$50/month -the immigration office has recently moved to a new office opposite the A&R store, right in town.
- NB: each time you exit Belize, you pay an 'exit fee' of BLZ$40.00 at the border with Mexico.one must pay an Exit Fee of BLZ$37.50 at the Belize border (up the road).
- Whenever you return to Belize after a Free Zone or Mexico visit - there is no fee to pay.
- When departing the country of Belize at the Airport a departure tax of $56.00 U.S per person is due.
TRANSPORT FROM BELIZE AIRPORT TO COROZAL
Please contact-book directly with Henry Menzies Senior (the boss) tell him or his daughter Cecelia that.. Lilly said to book with them (we have NO affiliation) I always ensure that they are made aware that we will continue to recommend them to our Guests - as long as their services continue to be professional. The trip costs US$150 from Belize Airport to Corozal. http://www.belizetransfers.com/home/contact
GETTING TO COROZAL
a. The easiest is to land in Belize city and have a driver to take you to Corozal in 1.5 hours for US$150/trip - up to four people with properly insured drivers and cars. See above
b. a popular alternative is to land in Cancun take the ADO bus at approximately Pesos 350/pp. (US$25.00/pp.) down to Chetumal, a pleasant and scenic 5 hours drive. From there it's a short trip over the border crossing into Belize and into Corozal Town.
c. The last leg across the border is not a bus trip, it needs a taxi or a VIP car service to help you over the borders and transport you to Coral Cottages in about 30mn to our property gates. Menzies from Corozal http://www.belizetransfers.com provide this service. We highly recommend their reliable service since years.
d. Here is the Cancun to Chetumal ADO bus service - we recommend you travel only during daylight hours.
AIRLINES FLYING INTO BELIZE CITY
American Airlines - via Miami FL, Dallas TX, Charlotte NC, LAX CA
United Airlines - via Houston, TX, New York (Newark) NY, Chicago IL
Delta Airlines - via Atlanta GA and weekly from Los Angeles CA
Southwest Airlines - via Houston TX, Newark NJ, Chicago IL Denver, Colorado to Belize Direct.
US Airways -via Charlotte, NC
Avianca Airlines - via San Salvador, El Salvador
Copa Airlines - from Panama City, PA
Tropic Airlines - from Cancun, Merida, Roatan, San Pedro Sula, Flores
Phone whilst staying in Belize:
To our Guests who do not bring their laptops, iPads, iPhones etc. (rare) we recommend to simply buy a US$50.00 pay-as-you-go cell phone from the Smart Office the Smart Office on the bay http://www.smart-bz.com and top-up credit from any grocery shops for it. This allow the Guests to directly book their transports, and receive calls etc.
Currency in Belize:
Belize all shops, restaurants etc. accept either US$ or BLZ$ for payment. ATM's you can retrieve up to BLZ$500/day with a debit or credit card, at Belize Bank, Atlantic Bank and Scotia Bank. Over any banks counter with your passport and credit card up to 5000/10000 in one go. No need to travel with lots of cash, just retrieve as you go..the choice is yours. Small notes are handy.
*I would not recommend to bring travellers cheques - they are Very expensive and not easy exchange.
The electricity supply is the same as the U.S. The standard service voltage is 110 at 60 cycles. The plug outlets are the same as the US.
Advise is to wear nothing obviously valuable, not to 'lend' money -- just say sorry you 'just' spent you last coin..ah!
We have never encountered safety issues here, however we do take security very seriously, the best attitude is not to tempt. Otherwise all is cool!
Clothes, its hot & dry, or very humid after rain, and usually windy depending on the season. There is no dress code in Belize, its mostly shorts/flip flops/tee shirt/hat & sun glasses. Advice is to pack and travel light..
8th Avenue, Corozal Town,
Belize. Central America.
***We have the perfect place for your short term or long term stay in Corozal Town, our location is great, you can walk almost anywhere you want to go in town!
Art in the Park Dates:
If you happen to be staying in Corozal Town around the middle of the month then don't miss our Art in the Park. A monthly get together of local craftsmen and artists displaying their wares. Live music and great food normally draws in a good crowd of expats and locals alike. There is no formal start time but 7 pm would be a good time to arrive.